………BOY!!!! Jason and I are the parents of a baby boy! We are so thankful to report he is healthy and growing strong, and that our ultrasound tech told us everything looks good. That is such a blessing, and one that I do not want to ever take for granted. I loved seeing him on the ultrasound, and I can’t wait to see his little face.
Jason and I were given this exciting news on June 13, 2013, our 4th anniversary! In honor of both occasions, we celebrated at a restaurant called Alchemy that Jason had been talking about wanting to take me to. So, actually the way we found out ourselves was to have our ultrasound tech write down the gender on a piece of paper and take it with us. She was so sweet and into the fun, and folded it up into a tiny piece of paper and then taped it up for us…no chance of peeking. 🙂 Funny sidenote: after our ultrasound, we waited for our appointment with my OB. Jason told me at this point that he thinks he knows what “it” is. I was like, “oh, pleease.” thinking…who but the specialists can look at these pics and see anything besides the head and certain limbs if they’re spread out? Haha…well we’ll come back to this topic later.
When we arrived at Alchemy, we slipped the taped-up piece of paper to our server, who then passed it off to the chef. We knew this restaurant to be awesome and creative and delicious at the same time, so we set all this up ahead of time with a friend who works there. Then we just ordered our food and gave the chef creative license to write it on a plate or in any way he pleased! Looking back, and while typing this, this sounds like such a strange way to reveal your baby’s gender, but at the time it was fun and we knew we’d always remember our 4th anniversary!
Out came our food, and there, staring us in the face was the news about our child! There was so much build-up in the anticipation waiting for our food that it was somewhat surreal when they brought our food out to us.
Mine was a delicious mocktail. Couldn’t tell you the name, but it was just the right amount of sweetness. Jason’s, I think, was a mojito.
From my angle…;). Then we dipped the fried green tomatoes and crabcakes in the sauce and they were amazing! I had never had fried green tomatoes, so it was a treat for me. What can we say, we like to try new food at new places, and Alchemy did not disappoint. Don’t even get me started on the steak and mashed potatoes I had. In-sane.
Back to the issue of Jason saying he could tell the gender while we were watching our baby on the sonogram. It was about this time that he told me he knew it was a boy. Seriously? Seriously. He said he could tell. I got such a kick out of that! so funny.
We enjoyed ourselves and later had a time with our family to share the news. I had made a cake the day before, so when we got home, I dyed some icing blue and then iced the middle layer. Then I dyed icing green for the outer layer. It was fun for our family to guess! Unfortunately my dad was flying, my sister Ali was at the ranch for the summer, and my other siblings live out of town. My mom, Val (who happened to be in town, yay!), Dan, and Jason’s parents, John and Karen, were the ones in town and so we had a little party with them.
Dan helped me out with documentation. He was in a photography class at school and trying out his skillz. Here are our new ultrasound pics from that day! Thankful and so overwhelmed by the blessing of a healthy baby! He was 19 weeks and a few days.
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17
“I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.” 1 Samuel 1:27-28
Praise the Lord!